All 5,000 of the National Trust’s staff were given Leap Day off work to spend a day volunteering in their local community. 2012 marks a century since the death of one of the charity’s founders, Octavia Hill, who was passionate about the difference volunteering could make in society. Here on the Lizard peninsula we asked the local community what they would most like from our services around the Parish.
Tidying up Cury Village Hall car park
We set out yesterday along with our full time volunteers and armed with brushcutters, chainsaws and pitchforks to tackle some of these requests. Our day begain at Cury village hall where we cleared around the car park and building to keep fire routes clear and removed some unsightly rubbish. We stopped for a gratefully recieved cuppa and biscuit from Mike at the village hall before moving on to our next task.
The cleared bridleway
The rest of our day was taken up with cutting back bridleway 4 from Predannack airfield gates towards Mullion pasrt Hayle Kimbro Pool. This should make navigating the more muddy sections on foot or on horse a lot easier.